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Critique Posing Snowy 2

Discussion in 'Birds' started by gchappel, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Sorry for the flood of images, but just working these up.
    I usually do not like bird on a stick images, but I think I changed my mind.
    Passed this one over on the first go through. Wind picked up for a moment and blew some feathers around, bird turned out of the wind.
    Thought a tighter crop would work here.
    This is rolling off the printer as I type-
    Last one tonight, I promise.

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    • Winner Winner x 2
  2. This one works better for me because the larger magnification attends so well to the detail.
  3. awesome as it gets
  4. Nice shot. Beautiful lighting.
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Wow! Dramatic lighting, especially of the long, fine feathers! And dramatic sharpness of the head/eye, long feathers and feet. Really looks more like fine art as opposed to "just" a photograph.
  6. Thanks again to everyone. I do try to capture these birds as a fine art portrait when I can. I wander around looking for what is essentially studio lighting on a stick. Often light streaming through the trees, with water acting like a reflector below the stick. Then wait, and hope something lands there. I have this image printed 20x20" on a metallic paper. It really looks good.
    Thanks again for the support and thoughts/guidance. It helps me learn how others see.
  7. Crazy detail. Another winner.
  8. Yes, certainly a winner!
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